Counseling with Women Applying a Mujerista, Relational Approach

Presented By Patricia Arredondo, Ed.D
Patricia Arredondo, Ed.D

2 Hours | 2 CEs

This on-demand professional training program is Counseling with Women Applying a Mujerista, Relational Approach is presented by Patricia Arredondo, Ed.D.

Disempowered and colonized women seeking support through psychotherapy. Yet, these theories continue to be taught without particular recognition of gender role stereotyping that views women, particularly underrepresented women, through a deficit lens. The Mujerista model is about liberation and equity, preparing counselors to engage with women from a positivist position, one that recognizes societal practices that perpetuate inequities for women. The Relational feminist model recognizes women’s relationship strengths, empathy, and attention to others as assets.

Counselors applying these models with women in psychotherapy create an environment of affirmation and authenticity that invites women to see themselves as relevant, confident, and capable of self-advocacy. Narrative therapy is the most culturally responsive approach, inviting women to tell their stories.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe women-centric models that empower and lead to self-efficacy

Describe the liberating aspects of the Mujerista and Relational Feminist frameworks

Describe ways to create an affirming and empowering counseling setting with women


Presented By

Patricia Arredondo, Ed.D

Dr. Arredondo has addressed inequities in counselor and psychology training and as a consultant in a range of work settings. A licensed psychologist, she is known for her development of multicultural counseling competencies for the American Counseling Association and multicultural guidelines for the...


1. Introduction

2. Poll Discussion

3. Learning Objectives

4. Contemporary Latinas

5. Theoretical Grounding

6. Questions for Discussion

7. Discussion

8. Dimensions of Personal Identity

9. Identity Discussion

10. Cultural Competency

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